Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.
At the end of each week, we count down the ten essential new tracks you need in your rotation. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary-pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, it’s all hits, no filler.
This week, PinkPantheress joins forces with KAYTRANADA, while rising rapper JELEEL! and Denzel Curry go for broke and Overmono return.
Photo credit: Overmono by Rollo Jackson.
Holy mother of credits. PinkPantheress links with KAYTRANADA for ‘Do You Miss Me?’ which also features co-writing credits from Baby Keem. I think there’s more than enough reason to peep this.
This goes just as hard as you’d expect. “JELEEL!” is the hardest ad-lib in the game right now.
Calling the rap community: Put some respect on Zack Fox’s name. The guy has been making hard cuts with serious replay value for a minute and ‘Sipping My Tea’ continues that trend.
Future bounce, vocals straight from the soul and a hook that could thaw any winter brain fog, Tkay Maidza’s ‘Nights in December‘ a warm hug in Winter.
Having conquered the dancefloor, Overmono are pushing their sounds into post-club territories on ‘Walk Thru Waters’.
Life feels a little more full now that Kelela season is in full swing. ‘On The Run’ features production from KAYTRANADA and is the latest in a string of singles ahead of her sophomore album RAVEN.
Seven months since her last single (not that we’ve been counting) and Aby Coulibaly is back. Label mate Moyo’s production has a knack for drawing out people’s inner most thoughts and Aby lays it all out on the heartwarming ‘Weekdays’.
Jaz Karis comes out the other side of a tumultuous period of her life on Dear Jaz. The stand out on the EP is ‘Come Outside‘, a cut in which she finally rises to the surface for air.
Liv.e’s ‘Wild Animals’ is its own light source. Energy radiates from every note and with cozy season in full swing this going right in our fireside playlist.
Capable of slaloming between smooth spoken word, honey sweet melodies and rap chops, Wesley Joseph brings the kind of versatility to a track that’s usually only possible with guest vocalists. ‘MONSOON’ is living proof of those talents and it marks the first single from his forthcoming project GLOW, which lands 17 February 2023.